The Role of Seventh-day Adventist Education in Youth Retention

During the 2019 Nurture and Retention Summit, over 100 Church leaders from around the world gathered to discuss issues related to retaining and nurturing Adventist church members. Dr. Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, Director of the Department of Education at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Dr. John Wesley Taylor V, Associate Director of the Department of…

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The Importance of Family Involvement in Community Service, Church, and Family Worships

Parents have a great impact on shaping their children–we all know that. But how does parenting shape religious experience? Research has shown that involvement in religious activities fosters an authoritative, warm, active, and expressive style of parenting; additionally, parents who attend religious services are more likely to enjoy a better relationship with their children.1 It…

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